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Joseph Watson (ed.) Todd Sturtevant
Apl [sic] 10
Dear Sir I am very sorry I was out the day you first called + so close a prisoner under Job's comforters, or tormentors, when you came a second
time that I could not see you. This is my first writing + I use it to try to tell you how thoroughly Mrs Phillips + I enjoyed your exquisite portraits. As I turned page after page her comment was'the picture
is just as bewitching as Emerson himselfâ - -'most delicious writing I ever knewâ -'how true - what wonderful painting - I see it all fresh after thirty yearsâ She knew + wondered at Rev. E thirty years ago - + felt the charm you so delicately analyze - imagine
[page break] the delight of having somebody say at last what you've felt + never could express - how sincerely we thank you for allowing us your [—] I need not try to tell you - It was a very great privi lege + honor - Sometime you [learn?] to trust the public - how soon? most cordially [Yours?] Wendell Phillips
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This is the [underline] first [/underline] time in my life I ever admired anything enough to as to the loan of the [—-]